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Good government groups want fiscal transparency from Cuomo

Good government groups want fiscal transparency from Cuomo
A coalition of 20 good government groups are calling on the state budget division to release detailed, monthly information about money that has been held back during the coronavirus pandemic.

ALBANY — Fiscal watchdogs and advocates in New York want more information about the state’s withholding of funds from agencies, local governments and vendors.New York is facing dire straits due to the COVID-19 crisis.The coalition of advocates, which includes Citizens Union of the City of New York, Common Cause New York and the Fiscal Policy Institute, also asked for information about the $1.Andrew Cuomo (left) with Robert Mujica, budget director of the State of New York.

A coalition of 20 good government groups are calling on the state budget division to release detailed, monthly information about money that has been held back during the coronavirus pandemic.The state’s budget deficit is at least $8 billion, according to officials, though Cuomo has repeatedly warned the gap could be closer to $15 billion.

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